Spiced Apple Cider Mezcal Cocktails

  • PREP 5 minutes
  • COOK TIME 20 minutes
  • SERVES ½ gallon of spiced cider (enough for 8-12 cocktails)
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Functional Foods Highlight

Every holiday deserves a signature cocktail and this Spiced Apple Cider Mezcal Cocktail is just that! This cocktail literally tastes like you’re cuddled up next to the fireplace. The warm spices in the cider and the subtle smokiness from the mezcal create a delicious and complex beverage that is both comforting and festive at the same time!  

Food Farmacy

  • ½ gallon good unfiltered Apple Cider
  • 1 orange (juiced)
  • 1 strip of orange peel
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2-star anise
  • Good Mezcal
  • Ice


For the Spiced Apple Cider:

  1. Add all the ingredients, except mezcal and ice, to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes
  2. Let mixture cool at room temperature and strain

To make the Cocktails:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add ¾ cup spiced cider and ⅓ cup (about a double shot) Mezcal; shake and pour over ice
  2. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy!

From the Chef:

This recipe yields a ½ gallon of spiced apple cider for a reason! It is so yummy and can be enjoyed in so many ways! For a cold refreshing beverage, top it with sparkling water. It’s also delicious served warm, either on its own or with a splash of dark rum 🙂

From the Doc:

To avoid hangovers make sure to drink plenty of water (before, during, and after) enjoying your adult beverage. Also, try to eat a balanced meal beforehand consisting of fat, fiber, and protein. Sometimes, the worst part of your hangover is really from the resulting drop of blood sugar (hello headaches, hunger and irritability) that happens after a night of drinking!


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